President, Lady Magic Softball
Assistant Coach, Lady Magic 2002
Laura began her softball career as a 10 year old playing in the Del Campo Girls Softball league, where she was an All-Star pitcher for her entire stint. Laura and her Del Campo teammates won every All-Star tournament they played in.
In High School Laura was an All-League, All-Metro pitcher leading her Mercy High School team to it's first ever post-season her Senior year. She capped her High School career playing in the Sacramento Optimist All-Star game.
Laura continued her softball career on a full ride scholarship at the University of the Pacific. At UOP, Laura moved to Third Base and was the team's leading hitter (.308) her Sophomore year. As a Senior, Laura and her UOP teammates became the only UOP team to play in the NCAA Womens College World Series, finishing fifth. Laura and her teammates were inducted into the UOP Hall of Fame and Stockton Hall of Fame in 1998.
After her Senior season at UOP, Laura and some of her Lady Tiger teammates played for one summer on the first team to bear the Lady Magic name. That team finished third at the ASA Women's Class A National Championships in Hayward, California. Laura earned ASA All-American honors for her play that season.
COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL COACHING CAREER
Once Laura's playing career ended, she took up coaching. Over the course of her coaching career, Laura has spent time as an Assistant Head Coach at UOP, a Head Coach at Lincoln of Stockton and an Assistant Head Coach at Sheldon High School in Sacramento.
During her years at Sheldon, where she is still coaching, the Huskies have won numerous league titles, Section Championships and nationally known tournaments including the Livermore Stampede and the Nike Faster To First Tournament. Sheldon has finished in the Top Ten nationally in the USA Today/NFCA rankings, holding the #1 ranking in the country for most of the 2008 Season.
TRAVEL BALL COACHING CAREER
Laura also began coaching at the travel ball level in it's early days. In her years with the NorCal Tremors, Laura's teams finished as high as third at ASA Nationals. She came home as an assistant coach with Lady Magic, providing valuable experience to a team that finished second that year in the ASA 16u Class A Championships in Sioux Falls, SD.
In 2000, Laura started up a new Lady Magic team. She was the Co-Head Coach (with Joe Jaquez) of that team from 10u through 18 Gold, qualifying for ASA Nationals every season. In all but 2 of those years her teams finished in the top 20, with the highest finish being 7th.
In 2008 Laura helped coach the Lady Magic to it's first National Championship. That year Lady Magic won the ASA Class A Girls 16u division in Owensboro Kentucky, having already won the nationally prestigious Louisville Slugger Independence day tournament.
Laura is currently in her second term as President of Lady Magic softball (2000-2009, Fall 2015-present). Laura is the only individual to have played, coached and been presdent of Lady Magic Softball. Laura is also the founder and a full member of the Lady Magic 5h Club.
1983 NorPac Conference Champions
1983 NCAA Womens College World Series – 5th Place
1983 Women’s ASA Class A Nationals,– 3rd Place
Travel Ball (Coach)
1985 15u ASA Nationals -3rd Place
1986 15U ASA California State Champions
1986 15U ASA Pacific Coast Region Champions
1986 15U Co. Firecracker Invitational Champions
1986 15U ASA Nationals– 2nd Place
2000 10U ASA Nationals - 13th Place
2001 10U ASA Nationals - 13th Place
2002 10U NSA Western World Series – 2nd Place
2002 10U ASA Nationals - 23rd Place
2003 12U ASA Nationals, - 17th Place
2004 14U ASA Nationals, - 9th Place
2005 16U ASA Nationals - 25th Place
2006 16U ASA Nationals - 7th Place
2007 16U Bat Buster Best of the West Co-Champions
2008 ASA LS Independence Day 16U Champions
2008 ASA 16U National Champions
2009 ASA 18u Champion's Cup - 3rd Place
2009 ASA Gold Nationals - 24th Place
High School (Coach)
2006 Sac Joaquin Section D1 Runnerup – Sheldon HS
2007 Delta River League Champions – Sheldon HS
2007 Sac Joaquin Section D1 Champions – Sheldon HS
2008 Delta River League Champions – Sheldon HS
2008 San Joaquin Section D1 Champions – Sheldon HS
2009 San Joaquin Section D1 Runnerup – Sheldon HS
2011 San Joaquin Section D1 Champions – Sheldon HS
2012 San Joaquin Section D1 Champions – Sheldon HS
2015 Sac Joaquin Section D1 Champions – Sheldon HS
2016 Sac Joaquin Section D1 Champions -
2017 Delta League Champions - Sheldon HS